• Monocacy National Battlefield, Best Farm


    National Battlefield Maryland

Early Settlers

Worthington carriage road

Old carriage road from Georgetown Pike to Worthington Farm

European explorers and traders may have arrived in the Maryland Piedmont region as early as 1715, and the earliest land surveys were conducted in Frederick county in the 1720s. These transactions were primarily land speculation ventures that were subdivided and leased or sold to tenants. more...

Some of the individuals involved in early settlement of the Monocacy region are highlighted above.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

White-tailed deer are found in abundance on the battlefield. The rising population of deer has an intense affect on the herbaceous and woody plants found within the park, and several studies have recently been conducted on the effects of the overpopulation of deer. More...